Thursday, July 3, 2008
ALL of us feel nostalgic about our college at some point of time.and here i am enjoying my sabbatical and suddenly this instance comes to my mind.A month back i was attending a class and a friend of mine was sitting next to me.and in between the lecture he tells me that he wanted to live like a "HIPPY" for an year after college gets over! and i was confused.why would he say that? so i couldn't really tell him anything at that particular moment and forced my words to take a back seat.
So i analyzed a bit more on the fact that so many people want to get out of what they call "the prison of technology" commonly referred in hippy colloquialism as "IT ALL" and the "it" here refers to the so called world man has created.so why is half the world running away from the world they themselves have created?why is it that so many of us wait so desperately for a vacation?why? so that we can forget "IT" all??but what i want to really explore is that by getting away from"IT ALL" are we really making an escape or are we like a wall which has been repainted but remains as static as ever not making any advances whatsover in the way it has been since it was erected.have our minds failed to make any progress when it comes to escaping the reality that we have ourselves created??
isn't that one of the reasons why ganja is adulated these days?by going into "deliberate unconciousness " one pretends to escape the reality for some time! isn't this the reason why the "hippy culture" came along?when it comes to identifying escape most of us just don't know what to do and do what everyone else does..party!!! so we tend to dwell more and more into subjectivity to hide from this objective world around us.but what we fail to see is that existence is a matter of both objectivity and subjectivity coexisting.and to escape from it we have to touch upon an area of our mind which works just in between the instant when we see something and the instant when we analyze it.there.right there lies something which is the meeting point of both object and the subject.the unknown.
so how can this unknown which is the essence of everything help us to get that escape we are always looking for?if you look into it more closely it wont just help you it will turn the concept of an escape around its head and give it a completely different dimension.when you realize that there is something else happening between the two instances when you percieve an object and when you analyze it.the whole concept of the object being separate from the subject disappears .which kinda makes an escape impossible.now consider this situation.a naked man walking in a desert without any sense of direction.will you call this man absolutely detached from this world?would you say he has given up everything?my answer would be no! because at some corner of his brain no matter how austere the man is there is a need of finding water and he will always be figuring out where to find it which is nothing but rational,logical thinking which is nothing but objectivity because rational thought is the creator of all objects.hence there is no escape from this world there is no other way but to accept the object and the subject as one and be commited to whatever we do in our lives as it is a part of us.so the escape you are looking for is everywhere yet no where :)